The Future Evolution of Man
Editorial Notations & Further Resources
Web Publication by Mountain Man Graphics, Australia in the Southern Spring of 1996
Sri Aurobindo was born on August 15, 1872, and was educated at a christian convent in Darjeeling until, at the age of seven, along with his two brothers, he was sent to England - a period which to last for fourteen years - to obtain a "British Education". The last five years of his education were spent at St. Paul's College. The suppression of his Indian roots began to emerge during his late teens, and along with many of his countrymen in England, he vowed to work towards the liberation of his native country and its independence. Aurobindo returned to India in 1893, and a new phase of his life commenced.
In the remaining years of his life (until 1950) Aurobindo was to unwavering pursue the path to Oneness, which he called Integral Yoga, yoga of the earth, and on his journey he recorded his experiences and insights - a total of twenty-nine volumes.
The work which this web publication presents is - as outlined by its collator, P.B. Saint-Hillaire, in the introductory chapter - an overview of three of the major literary works of Sri Aurobindo ... The Life Divine, The Human Cycle and The Synthesis of Yoga".
It is hoped that there will be many opportunities for the global internet community to browse these introductory writings which may preface an individual journey and search for the truly valuable information at the commencement of the Age of Information - for it may well prove to be an Inner Age ...
May your feet find their way to Journey's End
And may the Age of Information Dawn Within.
Further Resources ...
The Superman - Three articles by Sri Aurobino, published in the Arya in 1915
The Integral Yoga - The Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
The PC93 Archive (1) and Archive (2) - Writings of, and about, Sri Aurobindo including Evening Talks with Sri Aurobindo, The Future Evolution of Man (the source of the text for this publication) and The Revolt of the Earth, The Superman, My Burning Heart, Evolution II and On the Way to Supermanhood.
Hinduism Today: Issue 93-09 - Provides a feature article entitled "Exploring Sri Aurobindo, Seer of the Supermind" and provides a detailed account to the background and the life of Sr Aurobindo (1872 - 1950)
The Endeavour Academy Provides a series of extracts from a number of his literary works.
Yoga Paths - An extensive overview of different Schools and Traditions hosted by the Spirit-WWW site, where it is stated "Yoga comes from connecting to God, just as the word religion means in western context."